A police officer in Colorado has been accused of buying Ecstasy from a confidential police informant. According to a news report, the man has not quit his job as an officer, and is scheduled to appear in court later this month to face weapons and drug charges. The same reports says that the man is likely to plead guilty to the charges.
When a person is arrested, they not only might have their name made public in connection with the charges, but they might also face damage to their career. This damage might include disciplinary action, but could lead to a person being fired and unable to find a job in their field in the future.
Speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney might be a wise decision. They can help a person understand their rights. This might be especially important when a person is thinking about pleading guilty to a crime or accepting any plea deal. An attorney can help explain to the person what pleading guilty might mean in their situation.
They can also help a person form a rigorous criminal defense. It is important that a person understands their rights and is able to receive a fair trial. Sometimes people don’t realize what their rights are and believe it is important to plead guilty and just move on with their lives.
An attorney can also help a person appeal any conviction and work to have that conviction overturned. They might also be able to seek a reduced sentence.
Source: KOAA.com, “Littleton police officer facing drug charge quits,” Alyse Rzemek, Oct. 11, 2013